Crazy Dumpling Cinnamon Roll

Today, I entered one of my dumpling recipes into the Spoonful My Take Winter Kitchen Contest sponsored by Disney. The challenge was to choose a recipe from eight winter recipes provided and make my own special version of it. Of course, I jumped at the chance to make a Disney dumpling. In fact, I recently bought a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter and a Disney cookbook with the plan to make dumpling versions of food found at Disney parks, so this was a great way to test-run my plan. So here is my first Disney dumpling recipe. I have included it below, but it would also help me out if you could visit my recipe at Spoonful and left me a 5 star rating. The following recipe will yield  6 dumplings.

What you’ll need

  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

How to make it

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Slowly mix in the boiling water, stirring with a fork or chopstick. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let sit for 15 minutes
  2. In another bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Flour large surface and turn out the dough. Knead a few times until smooth. Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball then flatten with a rolling pin. Use a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to shape the dough if desired.
  4. On one piece of dough spread the filling mixture. Put an extra dollop right in the middle. Top with another piece of dough and lightly press the edges to seal.
  5. In a wok, heat oil on high for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Places dumplings into wok and fry for about 1 minute on each side until golden. Remove from wok and place on paper towels to drain.
  6. In another bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk. Mix with a fork until smooth. Plate the dumplings and drizzle the icing on top.